Itata Valley, Chile -- Gustavo Martinez has been teaming up with local growers in Chile since 2008 andworked with Roberto Henriquez and Antoine Luyt.
The wine is fleshy with lively mineral dark fruits, herbs, and expressive acidity that cleans your palate with every sip. Drink slightly chilled and let breathe for 30-45 minutes before enjoying it. Pairs well with Puerto Rican pastelon, the island version of lasagna
Hands down on one of our favorite varieties in the world, carignan has been in Chilean viticulture for over seven decades. This expression from Gustavo Martinez comes from just outside of his hometown in southern Chile. Half of the grapes go through carbonic maceration and the rest spend time in old native Chilean oak (does not impart any flavor) before being rested for eight months to smooth the tannins.”
spice, notes of smoked meat
Plums, red cherries, peppercorns, and leather
Hand harvested, half the grapes go through carbonic maceration for 3 weeks and the other half are done pipeño style (destemming with use of the traditional zaranda and fermenting wines spontaneously with indigenous yeasts)